Tuesday, September 19, 2017

From The Heart Card | DT Project by Tarina Lafollette

Hello All!
Have you gotten to play with the From the Heart, (Sept. Constant Campaign) stampset by Close to My Heart yet?
I'm using it today, along with the Sapphire cardstock. I've been drawn to it a lot lately, so I decided to use it for my base color with gold as my accent color.


I started prepping the card base by covering it in the Sapphire cardstock. Then, I went onto Silhouette Studio and designed the scalloped rectangle with the faux stitching. I cut it and the scalloped oval from Sapphire CS as well. Once I had the oval cut out, I stamp the 'Sending special thoughts & wishes to you' sentiment in the center using VersaMark ink and then heat embossing in gold.

For the scalloped rectangle, I cut an oval from copy paper that was just smaller that the scallops on the scalloped oval and used it as a mask. By placing it in the center of the rectangle die cut, it forms a sort of stamping guide for me and helps me stamp in an oval shape that is in a similar size to my sentiment oval. So I stamped flowers around the copy paper oval and heat embossed them in gold as well. Once I had all the embossing done, it was time to adhere all both pieces down. I decided I wanted a little depth to my card, and foam tape works perfect for that!
And that was it! A pretty simple card, with minimal supplies.

Card Recipe
Copy paper

If you haven't gotten your hands on the From the Heart Cardmaking kit yet, be sure to put your order in soon because it's only available to order until the end of September! You can also purchase just the interactive cards/envelopes or just the stampset as well.

I hope you have a lovely day, and I'll see you soon with my next DT project!
~Tarina
@hellotarina

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Crop 4 Vets!!!

There are a few spaces left at the Crop 4 Vets!

VFW 1324 Auxiliary is hosting our 3rd Annual Crop 4 Vets on September 23, 2017

A “scrapbook crop” refers to a group of people who come together to work on their picture scrapbooks, sharing a common space and ideas at the same time.

Don’t scrapbook, that’s ok, if you make cards, crochet, knit, beading, Jewelry making or some other type of craft you are welcome too. 100% of all proceeds from event fees go to the Auxiliary programs to help our Veterans, local Military and their families in need!

Join us for 12 hours of fun and creativity! Simply bring the projects you are working on and enjoy 4 feet of table space along with great conversation in a well-lit, drama-free space all for just $30.00.

Lunch and dinner will be potluck style, so please bring your favorite dish to share. You may also order in or leave and return, it will be up to you. When it gets closer to September I will start a list of who want's to bring what so we won't have all the same dish.

There will be a silent auction, Door prizes, a *scrapbooking class, and a *card class (*additional fees apply). We will also have a beginners - Advanced Cricut Class You will even have a chance to earn more tickets and win more prizes.

Contact me for information on Group rates, so you can bring all your friends.

Raffle Tickets! Earn tickets for our grand prize drawing.
• Every person that arrives by 10 am will start the day off with (2) raffle tickets.
• Bring a Personal Hygiene product and receive (1) raffle ticket per item, (limit 10 tickets)!
• Make a scrapbook layout for our Auxiliary and you will receive (5) tickets!
• Make cards for our Veterans and you will receive (1) ticket per card (NO Limit)
• Knit or Crochet a hat for our Veterans and receive (1) ticket per hat (limit 10 tickets)
Participate in our games and challenges and earn even more tickets. Tickets may also be purchased.

We will open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm

We have 40 10 spaces which will fill up quickly so get signed up soon.

Each person will get a ticket for coming and may earn more tickets throughout the event. You can earn tickets by bringing Personal Hygiene products (List below), making pages for our Ladies Auxiliary Scrapbooks, making cards for our military and Veterans and participating in games and challenges.

Personal Hygiene products; *Bars of soap - *Liquid dish soap - *Tooth brush - *Tooth paste - *Disposable razors - *Shaving cream - *Deodorant - *Toilet Paper -- *Shampoo
*** Note Tooth brushes should be individually wrapped, only small containers of liquid dish soap and laundry soap as we cannot repackage them. Thanks for your understanding.

I have received donations from Art Impressions, Avery Elle, Xyron,  Canvas Corp Brands and more are on the way.  https://www.facebook.com/janicewilsonCTMH/videos/1532706013418755/






We would love for you to join us.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Close To My Heart just released a new stamp set to help with disaster relief efforts!

Proceeds from sales of this stamp set will be donated to the Red Cross to benefit disaster relief efforts.


Stronger Together

You can purchase it on my website at this link;

I am proud to be part of a company who does what they can to help when disasters strike. 

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the recent disasters including the fires, floods, hurricanes and tropical storms.  May god bless you all. 

Janice 

Friday, September 8, 2017

A Beary, Merry Christmas Card | DT By Tarina Lafollette

Hello Everyone!
I've been working on a new project (coming soon! lol), and I now have many small pieces of kraft paper left over. Instead of throwing away all those pieces, I had an idea. Chevron kept popping up in my mind, so I figured I'd try it out.


 I randomly arranged the kraft pieces on white cardstock; gluing them as I went. Then, once I'd filled the whole piece, I attatched it to the corner of my blue patterned paper. I decided to rotate the piece just to add a little visual interest.
Next up, is trimming the edges off and tying the string around it.
Once the string is in place, I sat it aside and fussy cut the little raccoon and his present from one of the cut-apart sheets in the Beary Christmas paper pack. I popped him up on foam tape and added him to the front. I wanted a sentiment for the front also, so I found the Say It All stampset, some black cardstock, stamped and heat embossed 'Merry Christmas' in white. I trimmed it down, dove-tailed both ends and stuck it down. 
I knew I wanted a color behind the piece that was a good contrast to the glacier paper, so I pulled a red with festive, scripty words from the Beary Christmas paper pack. Once I attached the front to the card base with foam tape, I added a few bitty sparkles and grey enamel gems. And that's it! 

Beary Christmas Card Recipe
Say It All Stampset (retired)
Twine (from my stash)
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This is a great way to use up the little bits and pieces of your projects instead of letting them go to waste.

I hope you have a great weekend, and I can't wait to share my upcoming project with you guys soon!

~Tarina
@hellotarina 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Rose Embossing Folder and Foil Love | DT project by Tarina Lafollette

Hello Everyone!
It was so hard to decide on this one!
I started to make today's card idea in the Bashful(pink) color, with plans of #HAPPY and 'Birthday' on the inside. Of course, midway through, I decided this card could be done in so many different ways, I had to try a few more of them! lol




Besides changing the cardstock/ink colors, you could change up the embossing folder, or even use a patterned paper instead. You could change up the words at the bottom to suit your event, and if you wanted a longer word like Blessed, you could turn the card on it's side and do the same style.
I changed up the color of the foil, gold for the Bashful and Sapphire, and silver for the White Daisy, but you could even change out the foil for an embossing powder of your choice. 

Card Recipe
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Let us know if you have any questions.
Thanks for looking!
~Tarina
@hellotarina

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

It's not Tuesday anymore...................................

It's Tuesday again...........................................


Well at least the new posting of sales are still going on at the ONLINE WAREHOUSE SALE!!!
Don't want you to forget about CTMH's online Warehouse Sale is going the whole month of August.

Great prices too.


Every Tuesday during the month of August we will unveil a fresh set of retired Close To My Heart products and product bundles at a 50% discount
For this sale only, we’ll also only charge shipping and handling on the price paid instead of on the retail value of the items, the way we normally do. 
These items will only be available during the week they are launched while supplies last, 
so you’ll need to act fast! 
You can visit the “Promotions” tab of my website to see the items included in this campaign and to add them to your cart. You will also find these items under the “Monthly Specials” shopping menu. The individual items and bundles will only be available during the week they are launched, while supplies last.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thanks for everything Card | DT project by Tarina Lafollette

Hello Everyone!
I am SO excited about this post!
This is my first post using some of the new products from Close to My Heart, Annual Inspirations catalog and I am bursting with so many ideas!

This is the very first time I've used one of Close to My Heart's embossing folders, and I love, love, love how it turned out! The trick is to mist the paper with water before running it through the embossing folder. It helps soften the fibers of the paper so they stretch instead of break while being pressed.
I used the 'thanks' sentiment from the CTMH, September Stamp of the Month with my DIY reactive stamp pad so that I could add silver foil to it. The foiling is optional, so if you don't yet have a Minc, laminator, or DIY stamp pad you can just stamp 'thanks' in Sapphire ink. I, then distressed the edge of the White Daisy piece to give it a little more presence and lightly splattered some of the Sapphire ink to tone down the starkness of the white a bit.


The roses in the Beautiful You stampset have 3 steps to complete them. Because I used one color per card, I used the generation stamping technique. This means you fill your stamp with ink, stamp it off once and then stamp it where you want it. The first stamping pulls some of the ink off the stamp, leaving a lighter print for the second stamping. I did this technique with the base layer stamp and stamped the second layer with full color. For the third layer, I stamped with a reactive stamp pad and ran the piece through my Minc foiling machine. This foiling part is also optional, you can do another second gen. stamping instead, if prefered. I adhered the roses to the corners to kind of frame the 'thanks' sentiment. I also stamped the 'for everything' banner in Sapphire, cut it out, and adhered it with foam below 'thanks'.
The last part of creating these cards are placing the Bitty Sparkles and Grey Enamel Gems (white).


As you can see, I recreated this card in Raspberry color as well. And with Close to My Heart's wide range of coordinating cardstock, inks, papers, and stampsets, you can make this card in 42 different colors, 43 if you count Blush, our new color of the year!

Thanks for Everything
Card Recipe 
Beautiful You Stampset
" " + thin cuts bundle
Feel So Blessed Sept. SOTM (will belinked Sept. 1st)
Rose Embossing Folder
White Daisy Cardstock
Sapphire Cardstock
Sapphire ink pad
Raspberry Cardstock
Raspberry ink pad
Bitty Sparkles
Grey Enamel Gems
Foam tape
*optional*
DIY Reactive stamp pad (for more info click here)
Minc/Heidi Swapp Reactive foil - Silver (found online or at your local craft store)
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I hope this leaves you inspired to get creative with some of our new CTMH products!
~Tarina
@hellotarina
janicewilson.closetomyheart.com

Crop 4 Vets!

VFW 1324 Auxiliary is hosting our 3rd Annual Crop 4 Vets on September 23, 2017

A “scrapbook crop” refers to a group of people who come together to work on their picture scrapbooks, sharing a common space and ideas at the same time.

Don’t scrapbook, that’s ok, if you make cards, crochet, knit, beading, Jewelry making or some other type of craft you are welcome too. 100% of all proceeds from event fees go to the Auxiliary programs to help our Veterans, local Military and their families in need!

Join us for 12 hours of fun and creativity! Simply bring the projects you are working on and enjoy 4 feet of table space along with great conversation in a well-lit, drama-free space all for just $30.00. 

Lunch and dinner will be potluck style, so please bring your favorite dish to share. You may also order in or leave and return, it will be up to you. When it gets closer to September I will start a list of who want's to bring what so we won't have all the same dish.

There will be a silent auction, Door prizes, a *scrapbooking class, and a *card class (*additional fees apply). We will also have a beginners - Advanced Cricut Class You will even have a chance to earn more tickets and win more prizes.

Contact me for information on Group rates, so you can bring all your friends.

Raffle Tickets! Earn tickets for our grand prize drawing.
• Every person that arrives by 10 am will start the day off with (2) raffle tickets.
• Bring a Personal Hygiene product and receive (1) raffle ticket per item, (limit 10 tickets)!
• Make a scrapbook layout for our Auxiliary and you will receive (5) tickets!
• Make cards for our Veterans and you will receive (1) ticket per card (NO Limit)
• Knit or Crochet a hat for our Veterans and receive (1) ticket per hat (limit 10 tickets)
Participate in our games and challenges and earn even more tickets. Tickets may also be purchased.

We will open at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm

We have 40 spaces which will fill up quickly so get signed up soon.

Each person will get a ticket for coming and may earn more tickets throughout the event. You can earn tickets by bringing Personal Hygiene products (List below), making pages for our Ladies Auxiliary Scrapbooks, making cards for our military and Veterans and participating in games and challenges.

Personal Hygiene products; *Bars of soap - *Liquid dish soap - *Tooth brush - *Tooth paste - *Disposable razors - *Shaving cream - *Deodorant - *Toilet Paper -- *Shampoo
*** Note Tooth brushes should be individually wrapped, only small containers of liquid dish soap and laundry soap as we cannot repackage them. Thanks for your understanding.


We would love for you to join us.

Happy Scrappin',

Janice